Nashville Turns Down 3 Offers on Hamhuis
By Tim Panaccio
As of Tuesday morning, it appears as if Nashville general manager David Poile hasn’t been impressed enough to move defenseman Dan Hamhuis to the Flyers or anyone else.
The NHL trade deadline is 3 p.m. on Wednesday.
“Three teams have made offers on Hamhuis, and they have not been accepted,” said a source close to the situation. “Dan wants to stay in Nashville. At this point, it looks like the Predators are going to keep him.”
The sources said that Poile told three clubs – believed to be the Flyers, Boston and either New Jersey or Toronto – that unless someone “knocks his socks off,” he would not move Hamhuis.
Nashville has inquired about Ryan Parent but likely wants something else that the Flyers don’t have: a draft pick.
“Nashville is in more of listening mode,” the source said. “The feeling is, they’ve turned the Flyers and everyone else down. There are reports out there saying it’s close, but that’s not the case. There doesn’t appear to be a deal close to being completed with anyone.
“And again, the player’s preference right now is to stay in Nashville. He wants to get something worked out.”
Which may he why Poile is backing off from moving Hamhuis, at least Tuesday morning.